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The selection committee is composed of arts and culture professionals from the five African regions. The selection committee consists of members voted in from the General Assembly and changes every two years.
The selection committee members are not aligned to any organisation that may directly benefit from AMA funding. Members of the selection committee serve on volunteer basis in their individual capacity.
Serman Chavula, Malawi (Southern Africa)
Serman Chavula was born in Mzimba District , Malawi on 15th August, 1948. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Malawi and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration degree from the City University, London.
He is currently Coordinator of the Southern and Eastern Africa Copyright Network, a position he has held since 2008. Before this, he was Copyright Administrator and Executive Director of the Copyright Society of Malawi (1992 – 2008), a society which he established and helped grow from a government fully-funded organization to an independent and self-sustaining organization; he was Chief Arts and Crafts Officer in the Malawi Government (1983 -1996), a position in which he oversaw the establishment of a Department of Arts and Crafts and a National Dance Company; Archivist in the National Archives of Malawi (1975 -1983) and Education Officer (1974 – 1975). He also worked as a secondary school teacher.
He is an expert in cultural policy issues, copyright and related rights and collective management of authors' rights. He has undertaken several expert missions on behalf of UNESCO, WIPO, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and the International Federation of Reprographic Rights Organizations (IFRRO). He is a member of the Selection Committee of Art Moves Africa (AMA) which facilitates movement of artists in Africa. He is also an external Board member of the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe.
Christine Eyene, Cameroon (Central Africa)
Christine Eyene is an art writer and independent curator based in London. She was co-curator, with Gabi Scardi and Mark Sealy, of the exhibition Roma-Sinti-Skale-Manush organised by Autograph ABP and presented at Rivington Place, London, from May to July 2012. She also co-curated DAK'ART 2012 - Biennale of Contemporary African Art alongside Nadira Laggoune and Riason Naidoo. Her other previous curation projects include: the African section of the 3rd edition of Photoquai - Biennial of World Images at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris; Gwanza - Month of Photography at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; FOCUS11 - Contemporary Art Africa, as part of Art|42|Basel's Public Program; as well as several exhibitions in London, Dakar, and Basel.